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Why are we still homeschooling? The positive reasons

As I said before, the reasons people start homeschooling are not necessarily the reasons they continue. I consider the reasons I put in our story last week are the negative reasons – the pushes, if you like. These include: – bullying, and subsequent … Continue reading

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Why did we start homeschooling?

Every homeschooler seems to have a story, although it is worth remembering that the reasons people start homeschooling, or home educating, are usually not the same as the reasons why they continue. I started homeschooling when Pokemon Boy was nine … Continue reading

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A perfect day

Last Thursday was as close to perfect as a homeschooling day can be. I went out with Drama King to a Sydney Symphony concert at the ABC Centre in Ultimo. I think it was aimed at KS3 children (Years 5 and 6, or … Continue reading

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Early mornings and relentless responsibilities

Last night I had three children in my bed all night. (I assume my husband was on the sofa, although I didn’t bother getting up to check.) This morning I praised the choice that I had made to home educate … Continue reading

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Assessment of Term 3

Term 3 was tough. The new Board of Studies information pack and guidelines for APs came out last term, and even if that doesn’t affect me directly, yet, it took an emotional toll because I spent a long time worrying … Continue reading

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NSW Board of Studies trying to make us all like little schools at home

The NSW Board of Studies has released a draft new ‘information pack’ with requirements for homeschoolers in the state. I haven’t read it fully but what I have read has been enough to prompt me to immediate action. There is … Continue reading

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